About Us

Brief History of NAFGPD


The National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors, Inc.(NAFGPD), was created in 1971. Since that time, NAFGPD has served as the principal advocate for the Foster Grandparent Program in general, for the furtherance of the goals of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), and for the well-being of it's volunteers. The Association is incorporated in the State of Michigan and has a 509(a) status under IRS Code 501(c)3.


Operating with one message and one purpose, we believe:

  • The purpose of the FGP program is to enable limited income seniors to serve children with identified needs in the context of local communities.
  • Successful FGP programs require adequate federal funding partnering directly with a local sponsoring agency.
  • Successful FGP programs thrive when staff has access to training and technical assistance providing professional growth and development through partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • The measure of success for individual FGP programs should be multi-faceted.

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